MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -Mario Sisinni scored 15 points, including 13 in the second half, and Coastal Carolina defeated East Carolina 63-55 on Sunday.
The Chanticleers (5-7) took a 31-17 lead at halftime as East Carolina shot 23.8 percent (5 of 21) from the floor and connected on just 2-of-11 3-pointers in the first half.
Sisinni hit a jump shot with 16:24 left in the first half to break a 4-4 tie, and East Carolina wouldn't get closer than three points the rest of the way.
Coastal Carolina hit 15-of-20 free throws in the second half, going 8-of-10 in the final 1:22, to give coach Cliff Ellis his 630th win. Sisinni was 8-for-8 from the free throw line.
Joseph Harris scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Coastal Carolina and Anthony Breeze had 11 rebounds.
Brock Young led East Carolina with 16 points and eight rebounds.